Vulnerabilities

A Vulnerability is a state in a computing system (or set of systems) which either (a) allows an attacker to execute commands as another user, (b) allows an attacker to access data that is contrary to the specified access restrictions for that data, (c) allows an attacker to pose as another entity, or (d) allows an attacker to conduct a denial of service.Advisories relating to Symantec products may be viewed here.

Microsoft Windows CVE-2017-8716 Security Bypass Vulnerability

Risk:
High
Date Discovered:
September 12, 2017
Description:
Microsoft Windows is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. Successfully exploiting this issue may allow attackers to bypass certain security restrictions.
Technologies Affected
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Recommendations
  • Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
    If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.
  • Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
    Use of multiple redundant layers of encryption may reduce exposure to this and other latent vulnerabilities.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
References
Credits
Zhang Yunhai of NSFOCUS.
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